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Fifth Disease Sept. 8th 2017

Fifth Disease Sept. 8th 2017
Posted on 09/08/2017
As of September 8th, we have our 1st confirmed case of 5th disease for this school year. Copy from the Ottawa Public Health: For most people, Fifth Disease can be viewed as an unimportant rash illness. However, it can cause serious health problems for pregnant women, for people with chronic blood disorders, such as sickle cell disease or leukemia and for those who have problems with their immune system. These individuals who have come into contact with someone with Fifth Disease are advised to consult their physician. Should you have any questions or concerns about this disease, please consult the Ottawa Public Health website Parvovirus B19 , contact the City of Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744, or your family physician. We ask for your help: If you suspect that your child has symptoms, please take him/her to the doctor. If it is confirmed to be 5th Disease, report the information to the office on the same day. Telephone number is 613-728-4653
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